Repose Flex (XS, S, STD)


Utilising immersion and envelopment, the Repose Flex, has been designed to place the knee in slight flexion (5°to 10°) and allows complete heel offloading while effectively re-distributing the weight of the patient’s leg across its surface (1).

By placing the knee in slight flexion, the risk of popliteal vein compression at the rear of the knee is reduced (2).

Supplied with attached Polyurethane fixing straps, Repose Flex is held securely in position and limits any infection control issues when cleaning.


The Repose Flex is now available in a range of sizes to support a variety of patient needs.

New sizes now include Small and Extra Small products.

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  • Patients identified as being at risk of developing a DVT
  • Bedbound patients, or patients undergoing surgery
  • Protecting patients at all levels of risk of developing all stages of pressure ulcers
  • Treatment of pressure ulcers when used as part of a package of care
  • Deflatable for convenient storage and transport
  • Repose Smart valve technology for optimum inflation levels


  • Contents: 1 x Repose Flex Extra Small & 1 x Small Pump
    Inflated Dimensions: L 420mm x W 700mm x H 90mm
    Max Patient Weight 139kg
  • Contents: 1 x Repose Flex Small & 1 x Small Pump
    Inflated Dimensions: L 460mm x W 700mm x H 90mm
    Max Patient Weight 139kg
  • Contents: 1 x Repose Flex Standard & 1 x Small Pump
    Inflated Dimensions: L 500mm x W 700mm x H 90mm
    Max Patient Weight 139kg
  • Inflation, deflation and repacking instructions: Please see download tab for instructions.
  • Cleaning instructions: Please see download tab for cleaning guidance.
  • Measure knee midpoint to base of heel

Indications for Use


Repose products provide effective pressure redistribution for people at all levels of risk of developing pressure ulcers. Repose is also appropriate for users with pressure related tissue damage – clinical supervision is advised where the damage is severe.


Repose is not suitable for the following:

  • Persons weighing in excess of 139kg
  • Persons with unstable spinal fractures
  • Where body shape is such that the person cannot be fully supported by the Repose mattress overlay or cushion
  • Repose is suitable for use with bed and trolley side rails subject to the bed or trolley manufacturer’s instructions and appropriate risk assessment


If deterioration in skin condition is noted, clinical advice should be sought and, if so advised, use of the product discontinued. Avoid direct contact with heat and sharp objects. When deflated, keep away from babies and small children. Keep away from pets.

Product FAQ's

Is there a weight limit for patients using Repose?

Repose can be used for patients up to 139 kg. There is no lower patient weight limit. Patients at the higher extremes of the weight range should be monitored regularly.

Do you have to manually set the pressure on Repose?
No, ‘smart valve’ technology in the pump automatically ensures Repose inflates to the optimal pressure. This pressure has been demonstrated over time (and supported by clinical trials) to be the optimal balance between comfort and efficacy for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.

How should the products be cleaned?
Cleaning recommendations for Repose are similar to those for standard PU covered foam mattresses. Clean with soap and water and, if necessary, with a chlorine-based disinfectant (not phenol-based). The product should be rinsed with plain water and completely dry before repackaging into the tube. Cleaning instructions are supplied with the product. Repose is reusable for multiple patients.

Can the product be repaired if it is punctured?
Puncture is an infrequent occurrence and is usually caused by pets. We have no evidence to support the use of Repose after repair and recommend the product should be replaced if a puncture occurs.

What is the fire resistance of the product?
Repose has been tested to conform with BS: 7175 Crib Test 5, (Methods of test for the ignitability of bed covers and pillows by smouldering and flaming ignition sources).

Can Repose be inflated with the patient in place?
No, the ‘smart valve’ technology is designed to set pressures before the patient is in place. It takes less than a minute to inflate Repose prior to use.

Should the mattress overlay be covered by a sheet?
It is not necessary, however most patients find it comfortable and carers find it convenient to use a cotton sheet. If a sheet is used, it should be loosely fitted to ensure that “hammocking” does not occur.

How should the product be disposed of?
Repose is a registered medical device. At the end of its useful life, the product should be treated as healthcare waste and disposed of according to local healthcare waste guidelines. It may be incinerated with other healthcare waste.

Can the mattress overlay be used with electric under or over blankets?
Repose has not been tested for use with electric blankets. Macmed Healthcare do not endorse or provide guidance on the use of Repose in association with electric blankets.

Does a patient on Repose still need to be turned?
Pressure ulcers result from a combination of factors including pressure, shear, friction, and maceration. In common with all pressure redistributing mattresses carers should follow standard protocols for turning the patient whilst on a Repose Mattress Overlay.

Is Repose latex-free?
Yes. Repose is latex-free and hypoallergenic.

How can you place an order?

Macmed Healthcare are predominantly a wholesaler and commercial retailer. TRADE and RESELLER customers should contact our office to establish a trading account 0n 1300 308 184 or via email to info@macmedhealthcare.com.au

RETAIL customers can purchase the product online using credit card payment only. We do not recommend purchasing product via our website unless you have previously used the product, as we do not accept returns for change of mind or unsuitability of product. Visit one of our resellers <link to reseller page> for more

When will you receive your order?
Upon receipt of payment, delivery is generally within 3-5 working days.

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